Apple News Eats RSS Links

Recently I was playing with the job board that I have set up for 30 Hour Jobs and clicked on the RSS link. To my surprise, Apple News offered to open the link! In my head, I'm thinking: this is great, Apple is supporting the RSS ecosystem alongside their new push for their news service.

I clicked Allow and eagerly waited for my job feed to load in the Apple news app. The home screen loaded and I waited patiently for the feed to load. But nothing happened! It appears that the Apple News app is a blackhole for RSS feeds. To make matters even worse, apparently Apple News cannot be uninstalled from macOS!

I'm not even sure if macOS and Safari has ever supported opening an RSS reader on-click but the way that Apple News is handling this is either very broken or there is a malicious attempt to devour the RSS ecosystem.

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